Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed presented his first budget Friday — a $558 million plan that includes funding for 100 new police officers and gives police a 3.5% raise.

“We cannot afford to make public safety anything less than a top priority,” Reed told the City Council in a transmittal letter. “Government has no greater responsibility than to keep its citizens safe, and our residents and business owners have spoken loudly about their desire for a secure city.”

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